Honeywell IoT technology hub opens in Dubai
Facility enables knowledge sharing and the co-creation of IoT-based solutions for various industries
Honeywell has opened an ‘innovation hub’ at its regional headquarters in Dubai to promote knowledge exchange and demonstrate use cases for internet of things (IoT) technologies to customers.
The The Honeywell Technology Experience Center features interactive activities tailored to industry-specific interests that allow visitors to “take control of an industrial control room; oversee the security, safety and productivity of a modern skyscraper; learn how a connected city works; or test their skills at flying an aircraft simulator equipped with advanced connected technologies.”
Speaking at the inauguration, Norm Gilsdorf, president, Honeywell, High Growth Regions, Middle East and Russia, commented: “Many companies in the region find that reaping the benefits of IoT can be a challenge owing to a lack of know-how on how these technologies can be deployed in practice.
“By leveraging Honeywell’s deep domain expertise and leading industrial cybersecurity experience, we look forward to working with forward-thinking visitors who are keen to understand and advance digital transformation in the region,” Gilsdorf added.
The Centre is co-located with the Honeywell industrial cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (COE) that was launched in February 2018, a deliberate effort to promote new opportunities while keeping in mind the risk of cybersecurity threats and how they can be mitigated. The COE is itself a technology hub with a safe off-process environment to test network vulnerabilities and threats, train customers with real-time simulations and provide customer consultations.
The Honeywell Technology Experience Centre joins existing locations in Washington D.C. and Shanghai.